Is Your Mattress Making You Less Productive?

There is little doubt that sleep deprivation reduces your productivity and leads to a sluggish start to your day. Changing your sleep environment in positive ways, like getting a new mattress or updating your bedding, can certainly lead to more energy and fuller, more productive days. But how do you know you need a new mattress or bedding? Unlike your car or your toaster, your mattress doesn’t jus…

The More You Know: Pros and Cons of Caffeine

If you follow health news, you may be confused whether caffeine is good or bad for you. One day’s study touts the health benefits of our morning joe, while the next advises extreme caution with any caffeine-containing goodies.One thing is clear: Many Americans enjoy their morning cup of coffee, the most widely used product containing caffeine. More than half of American adults drink coffee on a da…

Bored with Your Bedroom? DIY to a Better Bed

You begin and end your day in your bed. It's your place to recharge at the end of a long, grueling day and wake up energized to face a new one. When it comes to your health, nothing is more important than a good night's sleep. Making your bedroom one of the most important spaces in your life. Medical professionals recommend you sleep about eight hours a night for better health, therefore, your bed…

Healthy Sleep Starts with Your Bedding

Sleep has a lot to do with your health. It is not just a matter of how long you sleep, quality of sleep is just as important. When you don’t get enough sleep, you go through the day forgetting things, feeling stressed, and even putting yourself at risk for injury.After addressing their personal sleep habits, most people tend to focus on getting the right mattress to help them improve their sleep.…

5 Things You Didn't Know About Sleep

Most of us would agree that sleep is extremely important. Some of us can sleep 9+ hours a day, while others wake before the alarm goes off. Some of us can sleep anywhere, while others HAVE to sleep in their own beds. Why is getting the right amount of sleep so important? What does how we sleep say about us? Find the answers below.1. There is an "alarm clock" geneDo you wake up every morning befo…

Are You Too Stressed to Sleep?

Hi! I'm Lori. I'm in my early 20’s, a recent college graduate, and now working full time at a Human Resources job. After college I didn't want to move back in with my parents, so I rented an apartment with a high school friend. We picked an area close to downtown (where other young people live). In order to pay rent and make ends meet, I work more than just my day job. I am a Zumba instructor i…